Tag: YA novel

Book Giveaway

I’m still out there on the virtual  road this month, but a little closer to home on the Canadian book blog, “Just Deb.” Check out my interview and leave a comment to win a copy of both my fall releases, All Good Children and…

Guest Author Interview (No Need to Blog Today)

I was interviewed on Cubicle Blindness today, a reader review blog that had some nice things to say about All Good Children. Krista asked some great questions, like: The main character Max got excited at the fact that he got to fight. He seemed to want to…

Hitting the Virtual Road

I just learned that my just-launched teen novel, All Good Children, has had a couple of very new reviews, including this one from Booklist (November 15, 2011 – which hasn’t happened yet but I didn’t make it up, honest): “Austen writes with cinematic definition, driving the action with taut…

Book Launch Afterward (III)

Thanks to all the friends, neighbours, writers and readers who came out to the launch of my new releases on Sunday. It’s always touching to see so much community support, and it’s great to celebrate the birth of my new books, All Good Children and…

Book Launch – the Missing Fable

Writers, readers, book-buyers, teens and tweens in Canada’s national capital region on Sunday, October 30th, head over to Aylmer (Gatineau, Quebec) to celebrate the release of my two fall titles: 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6, a middle-grade comedy from Lorimer, and All Good Children,…

What’s New Wednesday…

No, it’s not Wednesday, but since I’m two weeks late in posting this, what’s another day for the sake of alliteration? Usually I skip What’s New Wednesdays because not much is new. This time I had lots to post but couldn’t, due to a computer explosion. (Literally. A…

Intrinsic Motivation Running Out

I have to drag myself to the keyboard to finish drafting my new teen novel, Across the Water (a sequel to All Good Children, forthcoming Fall 2011 from Orca Book Publishers). It’s not that I can’t figure out the ending. It’s that I know what horror awaits me in revising…

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